Allied Health - Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
Responsible for applying, adjusting and removing casts splints, etc. Responsible for assembling and attaching orthopedic traction equipment. Responsible for applying various orthopedic equipment. Provides care to both adult and pediatric patient populations. Properly positions both adult and pediatric orthopedic patients for procedures. Practices safety measures in all aspects of care. Ability to work with durable medical equipment (DME) supplies. Assist physicians with clinical activities and in the operating room as needed. Assist physicians/surgeons with orthopaedic technology clinical activities in the ambulatory setting and in the operating room setting as needed. Attend local clinic and departmental meetings as required. Responsible for billing, purchasing and inventorying DME supplies if necessary. Required to use the EPIC electronic medical records system for document patient care as is necessary for successful clinical care of the orthopaedic patients. Complete all other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of recording and reporting pertinent clinical data.
Knowledge of setting up and management of specialized patient care equipment.
Knowledge requires analytical skills to gather and interpret data in situations in which the information or problems are relatively routine.
Knowledge of the ability to exchanges information on factual matters, greet visitors, explain ambulatory center policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients, visitors and/or ambulatory personal.
Determine appropriate information and resources needed r/t clinical situation
Applies and adjusts splints, casts, braces, etc using tools and instruments such as cast cutters, spreaders, bending irons, fracture table, etc.
Fabricates casts using special materials such as plaster of Paris, fiberglass resin, polyethylene, cotton, stockinet, etc.
Sets traction units and/or regulates special orthopedic devices as directed by the physician or resident.
Assists physicians in the operating room in applying casts, i.e. spica and full body.
Assists physicians in the clinic areas as needed, i.e. with suture/staple removal, wound care.
Assist physicians on teaching the patients how to move and function with casts, splints, braces and other restrictive devices.
Refer patients to the provider with any reports of swelling, pain and discomfort of orthopaedic appliances.
Reviews inventory of orthopedic supplies to ensure appropriate and state of the art equipment is available to all patient populations served.
Organize and summarize information.
Highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish working relationships that foster positive patient care.
Ability to use computer keyboard functions to input and obtain data.
Responsible for billing for supplies and services rendered.
Required Licensure, Certification, Etc.:
Required NAOT (National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists) certification as a Certified Orthopaedic Technologist; or ASOP (American Society of Orthopaedic Professionals) registration as a Registered Orthopaedic Technologist.
Note: If certification through NOAT or registration through ASOP is not attained upon hire, either of these requirements must be met within 12 months of the employee’s hire date
High School Diploma/GED required.
One year of basic technical training in Orthopedic Patient Care
Certification as outlined above
Machines, Tools, Equipment:
Orthopedic tools, including but not limited to; cast cutters, staple remover, spreaders, bending irons, spica table, etc.
Requires effective use of resources and cost awareness.
Authority/Decision Making Level:
Follows established procedures and protocols.
In-service new orthopedic technicians and/or certified medical assistants to assist in clinic area.
Identifies signs indicative of impending changes in patient care situation and notifies appropriate individual. Participates in identifying approaches or solutions.
Reads and interprets medical record and physician orders.
Knowledgeable of operating parameters of patient care equipment.
Work requires standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.
Work requires lifting 35lbs without assistance, unless special accommodations are in place. When lifting weight above 35 lbs assistance or assistive lifting devices should be used.
Work requires manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to perform delegated patient care procedures.
Employees in this position will be required to adhere to work availability and clinic scheduling guidelines. This may include covering a different clinic location performing the same job functions.
Classified Title: Orthopaedic Technologist Working Title: Orthopedic Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CE Starting Salary Range: $18.67-$25.68 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:30 AM - 5 PM Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 16-MD:JH at White Marsh Department name: 10003024-SOM Ortho Bay White Marsh Personnel area: School of Medicine
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